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Rugby 21 Jun 2018 | 6:44 PM

Japan make seven changes ahead of Georgia showdown

(Reuters) - Injuries have forced World Cup hosts Japan to make seven changes to the starting line-up for Saturday's clash against Georgia at the Toyota Stadium, Kyodo news agency reported on Thursday.

Rugby 14 Feb 2018 | 4:29 PM

Factbox - Australian Super Rugby Conference

(Reuters) - Factbox on the teams in the Australian Super Rugby Conference:

Rugby 02 Nov 2017 | 4:46 PM

Japan go with experience for Australia test

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan have opted for experience when they take on Australia in Yokohama on Saturday, selecting seven 2015 World Cup veterans in the starting line-up.

Rugby 22 Jun 2017 | 8:16 PM

Japan's Joseph makes eight changes for Ireland, Leitch back as captain

(Reuters) - Japan coach Jamie Joseph has made eight changes to the starting 15 ahead of Saturday's second test against Ireland at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

Rugby 15 Jun 2017 | 6:33 PM

Japan make five changes for Ireland test

(Reuters) - Japan coach Jamie Joseph has made five changes to his starting lineup to face Ireland at Shizuoka's Ecopa Stadium on Saturday with Harumichi Tatekawa, Akihito Yamada, Yu Chinen and Hitoshi Ono all unavailable through injury.

Rugby 18 Jun 2016 | 10:10 PM

Laidlaw's boot deadly as Scotland punish ill-disciplined Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Scotland ground out a 26-13 win over ill-disciplined Japan in Toyota city in the first match of their two-test series on Saturday, reprising their triumph in last year's World Cup.

Rugby 24 Feb 2016 | 1:24 AM

Debutant Sunwolves to give Japan reality check

TOKYO (Reuters) - Hastily assembled and with the bare minimum of preparation, Super Rugby debutants the Sunwolves will give Japanese fans a reality check after the national team's dream run at the World Cup last year.

Rugby 10 Oct 2015 | 3:12 AM

Japan's history men ready to grasp the lifeline

CARDIFF (Reuters) - Japan's Rugby World Cup fate could already be decided before they take on the United States in their final Pool B match in Gloucester on Sunday, but if Samoa throw them a lifeline they will be ready to grasp it.

Rugby 01 Oct 2015 | 10:22 PM

Japan and Samoa quarter-finals hopes in the balance

LONDON (Reuters) - After opening Rugby World Cup victories, Japan and Samoa were given reality checks in defeat last time out and their quarter-final hopes will be on the line when they meet in Milton Keynes on Saturday.

Rugby 21 Sep 2015 | 10:42 PM

Mafi rewarded for Springboks display with Japan start

LONDON (Reuters) - Loose forward Amanaki Mafi has been rewarded for his storming performance in the startling upset of South Africa by promotion to the starting line-up for Japan's second Pool D match against Scotland.